Photographs: Matthew Atkin on the Mekong

My brother Matt Atkin has been out taking his amazing photos again – this time of working boats near Laos, on the Mekong River.

The haze is due to local crop burning, not to a fault in his camera!

For more of Matt’s photos, click here and scroll down.

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Matthew Atkin’s photos of the boats of Cheng Chau, Hong Kong, October 2014

Here’s another collection of my brother Matthew Atkin’s photographs, this time from Cheng Chau, a dumb-bell shaped island 10km to the south west of Hong Kong Island. Thanks Matt!

Photographer Ellen Tynan in Egypt

Photographer Ellen Tynan has some impressive sets of photographs on Flickr – the photos in this collection set one thinking about the boats and people they depict, and are also a powerful reminder that there’s more to present-day Egypt than tourism and dreadful political troubles.

Here she is photographing currachs and hookers on the coast of Ireland, and here capturing the fishermen of Huanchaco, Peru, working from reed canoes.

My thanks to Tim Shaw of the weblog ChineBlog for leading me to her work.